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Thread: YouTube video: power wheelchair bowling! :-)

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    Smile YouTube video: power wheelchair bowling! :-)

    YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4i6DaLYmic

    Yes, I started the thread called "Real bowling for power wheelchair users!" which has this link at the bottom of my lengthy message, but I figured some people would much rather just watch a video. Plus I want to share additional information and tell about the video...

    That's me at the beginning having the Universal Mount and IKAN Bowler arm attached to my chair. I've been a C1-2 for almost 10 years, after dislocating two vertebrae in my neck in a freak fall that actually occurred in my off-campus apartment when I was a student at the University of Florida (I'm back in school at UF via their online business program). I'm bowling with the Blue ball and controlling my chair via sip-and-puff.

    My friend Jeff is bowling with the Orange & Black ball (which he got because he likes Tony Stewart -- I joke and say that Tony Stewart ball is holding his game back!). Jeff has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and bowls via joystick. Our friend Melissa, she has Cerebral Palsy, she's bowling on the other side of Jeff and she uses a head array to control her chair. The videographer / editor was trying to get good shots from everyone, and to keep it relatively short. The lanes were pretty dry that day and I think we all struggled bowling a little bit. My ball wasn't breaking nearly as much as normal, with my strike setup.

    Where the ball's finger holes are positioned, determines the shape of the shot. With my ball, when all the finger holes are on the left, it curves left, and when they're all on the right, it curves right. If the holes straddle the top, it goes straight. I usually use a straight ball setup when attempting spares.

    If you want to see the record scores for multiple categories, checkout our message board and feel free to post! Here are the links:

    Main forum: http://www.ikanbowler.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=2
    Bowling records: http://www.ikanbowler.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3

    For a complete explanation, see my introduction thread, click HERE!

    Thanks!

    Bill Miller :-)
    C1-2 Quadriplegic with a 202 High Game
    Co-founder of Manufacturing Genuine Thrills Inc. d/b/a MGT
    Business website: http://www.IkanBowler.com
    Personal website: http://www.LookMomNoHands.net

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    Incredible video! Made me want to go bowling.

    I checked out the products on your website and they appear top-notch and reasonably priced.

    Best of luck to you and everyone involved!

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    Thank you for your comments cvelusc!

    I appreciate it.
    Wheelchair users -- even high-level quads... WANNA BOWL?

    I'm a C1-2 with a legit 255 high bowling game.

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